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Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:30:00 EDTSouth Africa's Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) released new guidelines this year calling for an improved internationalization strategy. In creating new policies, South Africa hopes to foster partnerships between foreign institutions and historically disadvantaged universities and strengthen economic ties with other countries. Learn more about the DHET's new plan.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:30:00 EDTFor several years, The New York Times' education blog The Choice has run a series featuring high school students in the midst of the college application process. This year for the first time, "The Envelope, Please" includes international students applying to U.S. institutions. Follow the students as they discuss the search and deal with financial aid and visa issues.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:30:00 EDTFollowing recommendations that Canada should send 50,000 students to study abroad within ten years, Chinese and Brazilian diplomats are showing their support for the plan. Brazil and China are top destinations listed by an advisory panel, and officials applaud plans to increase both inbound and outbound educational exchange. Read more in "Diplomats Support "Two-way" Mobility with Canada
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:00:00 EDTForeign students, particularly those from India, increasingly are pursuing medical studies in China and Russia, reports University World News. Read "China Has Become Preferred Destination for Medical Education."
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:00:00 EDTThe U.S. Treasury Department recently tightened restrictions on educational trips to Cuba, and many tour operators are facing uncertainty, reports the Los Angeles Times. Following complaints about some "people-to-people" trips, the Treasury Department has been slow to renew travel licenses, and several organizations have been forced to cancel trips. Read more in "Cuba Limbo: Island-bound U.S. Groups Face Licensing Questions."
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:00:00 EDTWhat does increased access to online learning mean for the future of international branch campuses? Read an opinion piece from Jason Lane and Kevin Kinser in The Chronicle of Higher Education's Worldwise blog.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 09:59:00 EDTOn August 24, 2012, SEVP sent a broadcast message to SEVIS users, updating them on recent difficulties with the SEVIS-SAVE interface that have been causing problems with students and exchange visitors seeking a Social Security Number or a driver's license.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 09:35:00 EDTInternational graduate students in the United States increasingly are getting help from their universities as they work on improving their English language skills to be ready for teaching jobs, reports The New York Times.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 09:35:00 EDTWhat types of prospective international students apply to and enroll in U.S. institutions -- "strivers," "strugglers," "explorers," or "highfliers?" A new report from World Education Services, Inc., a NAFSA global partner, Not All International Students Are the Same: Understanding Segments, Mapping Behavior, examines these four different student types and their potential impact on recruitment strategies. Read more in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 09:35:00 EDTWhere did U.S. students go during the 2009-2010 academic year to study abroad? What were the most and least popular destinations? Visit "Top Study-Abroad Destinations for U.S. Students, 2009-10," a feature of The Chronicle of Higher Education's Almanac of Higher Education 2012.
Wed, 28 Aug 2012 15:45:00 EDTAdmission offers to prospective international students from U.S. graduate schools increased 9 percent in 2012, reports the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The third consecutive year of growth includes a significant boost in offers to students from China, the Middle East, and Brazil.
Wed, 28 Aug 2012 15:45:00 EDTAn Iranian Web site is reporting that women in Iran are being barred from pursuing certain fields of study, including engineering and accounting. Read more in Rooz Online and follow the story in The New York Times.
Wed, 28 Aug 2012 15:45:00 EDTFrom the explosion of higher education hubs and education cities to new government policies and reforms designed to attract and retain global talent, Asia has been at the forefront of developments in international higher education. NAFSA Board of Directors member Yenbo Wu highlights Asia's dramatic rise in the field and the effect of intra-Asia collaboration and globalism on the United States and the world in the newest piece on trends and insights in international education.
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:45:00 EDTThe Washington Times reports on how U.S. colleges and universities have hosted--and continue to draw--international students who go on to high-profile positions as diplomats, politicians, and business leaders in countries around the world. Read more in "Armed with U.S. Education, Many Leaders Take on World."
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:45:00 EDTAn advisory group to Canada's government has released a report detailing the impact of international education on the Canadian economy. The report includes a number of recommendations related to investing in study abroad and international student recruitment, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:45:00 EDTThe 2013 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization competition is now open. Apply by October 15, 2012 for your institution's chance to be recognized for its international education efforts. Through its Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, NAFSA recognizes institutions for overall excellence in internationalization efforts as evidenced in practices, structures, philosophies, and policies.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:30:00 EDTIn a letter to President Obama this week, NAFSA: Association of International Educators Executive Director Marlene M. Johnson urged "great care" in the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-administered program that is designed to offer a temporary legal reprieve, on a rigorous case-by-case basis, to undocumented young people who were brought to the United States by their parents as children. The program begins accepting applications today.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:15:00 EDTEuropean countries, eager to build up a globally competitive work force, are making themselves more attractive to international students, reports The New York Times. Learn more about how Germany, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Sweden are trying to recruit and retain students who are not from Europe.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:15:00 EDTThe president of the American University of Nigeria, an institution established in 2004 by the country's former vice president, comments on the future of the young school and its role in providing an American-style education in Yolo, Nigeria. Read more in "A Bright Light" in Inside Higher Ed.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:15:00 EDTAs the August 15 acceptance date for DREAM deferred action applications approaches, new resources for those interested in applying are available. The United We DREAM coalition has launched a new Web site, Own the DREAM, which features information about legal clinics and other resources, with tools categorized by state and county. For additional resources and more information, please visit Connecting Our World.
Wed, 8 Jul 2012 10:00:00 EDTOnline tours of U.S. colleges and universities are providing an alternate way to connect with both domestic and international students, reports The New York Times in "Universities Turn to Internet for Virtual Tours."
Wed, 8 Jul 2012 10:00:00 EDTInternational students in Canada spent more than $8 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. The majority of international students studying in Canada come from countries in Asia. Read the report online.
Wed, 8 Jul 2012 10:00:00 EDTThe Boston Globe reports on several public school districts in Massachusetts that are planning to host tuition-paying international students.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:33:13 EDTThe New York Times profiles the Erasmus Program, an educational exchange initiative funded by the European Union and now celebrating its 25th year.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:33:13 EDTWith the number of Taiwanese students studying abroad reportedly dipping to a 10-year low, Taiwan is launching a new scholarship program designed to boost the number of doctoral and postdoctoral students attending the world's top universities. Read more in "Taiwan Offers US $5 Million in Scholarships" in the PIE Professionals in International Education) News.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:33:13 EDTThe director of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship program, which provides postgraduate study opportunities in Ireland for U.S. students and scholars, weighs in on a recent decision by the U.S. State Department to cut funding for the program. Read more in "Saving Educational Exchanges with Ireland" in The Chronicle of Higher Education's WorldWise blog.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:09:13 EDTIndonesia recently passed a law that will permit foreign universities to set up branch campuses in the country. Read "Indonesia Opens Up to Foreign Universities" in PIE (Professionals in International Education) News.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:09:12 EDTThe U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report, Student and Exchange Visitor Program: DHS Needs to Assess Risks and Strengthen Oversight Functions, which recommends that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) identify and assess program risks, consistently implement procedures for ensuring schools' eligibility, address missing school case files, and establish target time frames to notify flight schools lacking required FAA certification that they must reobtain FAA certification.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:09:11 EDTAs public universities deal with state funding cuts, many institutions are raising tuition and accepting more out-of-state applicants, including international students, according to a Reuters news article.
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:05:59 EDTEcuador has developed a new scholarship program in which professionals have an opportunity to study abroad on the government's tab in exchange for a commitment to work in Ecuador once studies are completed, reports the Associated Press. Read more in "Ecuador's gambit: Study abroad, apply at home."
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:05:59 EDTBBC News explores the education system in the Gulf state of Qatar, where there has been considerable investment in international projects. Read "Why is Qatar investing so much in education?"
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:05:59 EDTGreater numbers of 20- and early-30-somethings from the United States are studying, living, and working abroad, reports National Public Radio in a story profiling the "first globals" generation. Read or listen to the story for highlights from research into the characteristics and interests of this group.
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:32:20 EDTVietnam's education system has been in the news recently, with an Associated Press article highlighting challenges leading Vietnam's middle class to seek out international-style schools as well as colleges and universities abroad.
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:32:20 EDTUniversities in Hong Kong have experienced a marked spike in applications from foreign students for the upcoming academic year, reports The International Herald Tribune.
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:32:20 EDTA new report on campus internationalization from the American Council on Education offers mixed reviews on the state of internationalization on U.S. campuses. Read or download the 2012 edition of Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses. Learn more about NAFSA's resources related to comprehensive internationalization.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:26:26 EDTNAFSA: Association of International Educators applauds yesterdays Supreme Court decision to strike down three of four key elements of SB 1070, the controversial anti-immigrant law passed by the state of Arizona in 2010. NAFSA has been a vocal opponent of the law, urging the U.S. Department of Justice to vigorously pursue legal challenges to state-level anti-immigrant laws, calling on other states to refrain from enacting similar laws, and urging the U.S. Congress to move expeditiously to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:26:26 EDTThe provincial government of Alberta in Canada is launching a new program this fall designed to link recent graduates with overseas work opportunities, reports The Calgary Herald.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:26:26 EDTThe British Council has released a report predicting a smaller rate of growth in numbers of international students attending UK universities than in years past, according to an article in The Times Higher Education.
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:00:20 EDTNAFSA recently held its inaugural international education video contest in which institutions were invited to submit short videos demonstrating how their international education initiatives promote peace and justice through:
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:00:20 EDTAccording to a new study, nearly 40 percent of international students in the United States say they don't have close American friends. Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education report on research that was recently published in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:00:20 EDTA new regulation from India's higher education regulatory commission would allow collaborations between Indian universities and foreign universities that rank within the top 500 globally, reports University World News. While legislation allowing branch campuses in India has stalled, this rule would pave the way for institutions to set up joint and dual degree programs.
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:40:20 EDTNAFSA: Association of International Educators applauds Friday's action by the Obama Administration to end deportations of undocumented young people in the United States who would be eligible for a path to legal status under the DREAM Act.
Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:40:20 EDTUSCIS will host a series of webinars in June and July to allow participants to learn about the features of its new "electronic immigration system" known as USCIS ELIS. For a schedule of the webinars and information on registering, visit the USCIS Web site.
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:10:20 EDTNAFSA's 64th Annual Conference & Expo, held May 27-June 1 in Houston, attracted more than 8,500 attendees from more than 95 countries. Review NAFSA's blog, photo slideshow, and all of the tweets using the #NAFSA12 hashtag for a recap of conference highlights. And don't forget to mark your calendar for NAFSA's 65th Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri, May 26-31, 2013. Proposals are now being accepted for sessions and workshops.
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:10:20 EDTThe declining value of the Indian rupee is making it increasingly difficult for Indian students to study abroad, especially in the United States, reports the Indian business daily livemint.com in "Debt Worries Rise for Students Eyeing Foreign Schools."
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:10:20 EDTMore than 9 million Chinese students took the "gao kao" college entrance exam last week. The International Herald Tribune explores the culture of college entrance test taking in China in an article titled "Putting Chinese Students to the Test."
Tue, 22 May 2012 16:20:20 EDTNAFSA congratulates the recipients of its prestigious annual awards and those honored with life membership. They will be recognized at NAFSA's 2012 Annual Conference & Expo in Houston. The 2012 national award recipients are: Cassandra Pyle Award: Vivien Stewart, Asia Society; Marita Houlihan Award: Ellen Badger, Binghamton University, State University of New York; Homer Higbee Award: Rose Mary Valencia, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; Life Membership: Robert (Bob) Ericksen, UCLA; Jon Booth, Syracuse University; Kay Thomas, University of Minnesota; William (Bill) Barnhart, University of Utah; and Janet Constantinides, University of Wyoming.
Tue, 22 May 2012 16:20:20 EDTCan't make it to the annual conference? Read the NAFSA blog for daily highlights and be sure to follow the #NAFSA12 hashtag on Twitter. Attending the conference and planning on tweeting? Make sure to use the #NAFSA12 hashtag and be on the lookout for live tweets from our local arrangements team. Don't forget to add the conference to your calendar on Facebook!
Tue, 22 May 2012 16:20:20 EDTThis final week before NAFSAs 2012 Annual Conference & Expo in Houston is an excellent time to mark your Conference Connection calendar with the many meetings, events, and visits you want to schedule to ensure that you reconnect with partners, find new partners, and touch base with colleagues from around the world.
Tue, 15 May 2012 15:45:10 EDTA new ranking by Universitas 21 of nearly 50 higher education systems throughout the world places the United States in the first spot, followed by Sweden, Canada, Finland, and Denmark. Learn how the rankings were developed and see how other countries measure up.
Tue, 15 May 2012 15:45:10 EDTA feature article in The New York Times looks at how Rwanda's success in providing health care and insurance to 90 percent of its population has captured the attention of international educators and the global medical community. Read "Hands-On Medical Education in Rwanda."
Thu, 09 May 2012 10:45:10 EDTThe German parliament has approved legislation that promises to improve conditions for international students and academics in Germany, reports University World News.
Thu, 09 May 2012 10:45:10 EDTMore than 60 individuals and universities submitted videos to NAFSA's video contest. Our panel of judges reviewed the entries and selected six finalists for online voting. Watch all six videos and cast a vote for your favorite. The top three videos will be shown at NAFSA's Annual Business Meeting in Houston during the annual conference, and the institution with the winning video will receive an award in recognition of its commitment to furthering international education.
Thu, 09 May 2012 10:45:10 EDTNAFSA's Web Services team wants your opinion on the next generation of the NAFSA Web site. Sign up for a user test during the annual conference in Houston and share your feedback.
Thu, 03 May 2012 16:45:10 EDTSeveral countries - the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand - recently issued a joint statement outlining ethical principles related to the use of international student recruitment agents, reports Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Thu, 03 May 2012 16:45:10 EDTLeaders from more than 20 international business schools gathered recently at the inaugural meeting of the Global Network for Advanced Management, the first global network of business schools.
Thu, 03 May 2012 16:45:10 EDTLive from Discovery Green, its Adam Chen and Cory Owen. We want to personally welcome you to Houston for the 2012 NAFSA Annual Conference! While you're not busy attending sessions, networking, or visiting the Expo Hall, be sure to spend some time exploring Houston.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:45:10 ESTJapan's education ministry recently announced plans to dramatically increase the number of Japanese students studying overseas by providing subsidies to help Japanese universities start study abroad programs, reports The Japan Times.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:45:10 ESTThe Chronicle of Higher Education explores the journey of Queensland, Australia, in becoming a "Smart State," or knowledge economy, and how its transformation has boosted the number of scientists and research institutes there.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:30:10 ESTIn an opinion article in University World News, NAFSA Senior Fellow for Internationalization Madeleine F. Green examines some of the motivations that drive higher education institutions to engage in internationalization, including preparing students for "global citizenship." Green will speak on the concept of global citizenship at NAFSA's 2012 Annual Conference this May in Houston.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:30:10 ESTNAFSA Publications has added two more white papers to the popular Zinch China series, now totaling eight. Interviewing Chinese Candidates: A Case Study explains an intriguing approach successfully practiced for interviewing qualified applicants. Chinese Students: Survey Profiles Key Indicators reports survey information gathered to make it easier for admissions officers to target their recruiting efforts through better understanding of Chinese students.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:30:10 ESTThere are so many delicious restaurants in Houston, it was hard to choose just a few! These are some of my personal favorites and recommendations. Be sure to comment on this post and let me know if you find a great spot Ive missed; Im sure there are plenty!
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:15:10 ESTNew Zealand is expanding its strategic efforts related to international education, establishing an international education marketing and promotion agency and making it easier for Asian students to apply for visas, reports The New York Times in "New Zealand Casts Itself as Destination for International Students."
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:15:10 ESTIn a challenging job market, graduate business schools are seeking out new strategies for helping foreign students get work after they graduate, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:15:10 ESTRussian President-Elect Vladimir Putin recently announced that the government of Russia will provide grants to help Russian students attend foreign universities. The grants will support such areas of study as higher education management, state and municipal administration, and high-tech business, reports global news network RT.
Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:12:12 ESTAn annual Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) report released today shows a 9 percent increase in international graduate student applications to U.S. schools for fall 2012, following an 11 percent gain in 2011 and matching the 9 percent growth in 2010. The survey shows a seventh successive year of double-digit growth in applications from China, up 18 percent, compared with a 21 percent increase in 2011. Learn more in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, and read the full report on the CGS Web site.
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:55:10 ESTNAFSA congratulates Jan Eliasson on his newly appointed position as United Nations deputy secretary-general. Eliasson, a veteran international mediator, will serve as the international plenary and luncheon speaker at this year's annual conference in Houston. Those who register for the plenaryby April 13 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to join an in-depth discussion with Eliasson after his plenary address.
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:55:10 ESTLook for two new resources on the Inter-associational Network for Campus Internationalization (INCI) Web site, one on Measuring the Impact of Study Abroad and one on Public-Private Partnerships. INCI serves as a portal to nearly 200 internationalization-related resources offered by 12 higher education associations.
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:55:10 ESTDHS Secretary Napolitano has announced that Syria will be designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. A Federal Register notice to be published by DHS this week will officially designate Syria, set the registration and application period, and provide additional guidance on applying for the TPS benefit. Read a USCIS news announcement and an announcement from Secretary Napolitano.
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:15:10 ESTWestern students who once lined up to study in Egypt and Syria have been heading to Beirut to study abroad due to dangerous conditions in those countries during the past year, reports Inside Higher Ed in "Unlikely Shelter."
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:15:10 ESTPlanning a day trip while you're in Houston for NAFSA's annual conference? You're in luck. Local Texan Mark Powell has great recommendations for day trips and weekend getaways. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or a foodie, Texas has the trip for you! Learn more in NAFSA's blog.
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:15:10 ESTThe Economist explores education in Brazil in a feature that looks at the numbers and types of Brazilian students studying abroad, including through Brazil's new Science Without Borders scholarship program.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:15:10 ESTThe New York Times reports on the increase in foreign academics at Chinese universities and what this means for institutions in Western countries in "Chinese Universities Send Big Signals to Foreigners."
Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:10:10 EDTNAFSA has announced the five recipients of the 2012 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization and three recipients of the 2012 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Awards for specific internationalization initiatives.
Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:10:10 EDTStudent-based programs are becoming a great way for universities to research global issues and increase student involvement in advancing social change. Read about several initiatives involving cooperation among students to find solutions to global problems in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:10:10 EDTJoin NAFSA in celebrating international education as an essential component in building a better world. We're excited to announce a new video competition for institutions to highlight how their international education programs promote peace and justice, bridge cultural boundaries, contribute to global health and development, encourage environmental sustainability, and help prepare global-ready graduates. Team up with colleagues on your campus to make a video of five minutes or less and submit it today.
Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:10:10 EDTU.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has appointed NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Marlene M. Johnson to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). The new council, comprised of university presidents and academic leaders, is charged with advising Secretary Napolitano and senior leadership at DHS on issues related to U.S. higher education.
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:30:10 EDTThe February 2012 issue of Language Magazine explores the Obama administration's 100,000 Strong initiative, providing an overview of how organizations, educators, and companies in the United States are preparing to support sending even greater numbers of U.S. students abroad to study in China.
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:30:10 EDTLeaders from U.S. and Iraqi universities met recently to discuss better ways of collaborating around efforts to rebuild Iraq's higher education system, reports Inside Higher Ed.
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:30:10 EDTThe impact of fraud on international education is the topic of a recent University World News feature, which examines the drivers of fraud as well as impacts and a framework for considering solutions. Learn more about academic credential fraud in "Keeping it Honest," an in-depth article in the January/February 2011 issue of International Educator magazine.
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:20:10 EDTUniversity presidents in Canada want to greatly increase the number of Canadian students studying abroad, reports The Globe and Mail. According to the article, about nine in 10 Canadian students attend university in their home province.
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:11:44 EDTAre you going through a mid-career transition or considering one in the near future? Read the newest article in NAFSA's Career Center by NAFSA member Martin Tillman for tips, strategies, and thoughtful questions to help ease your transition. Then read Tillman's related blog post and add your own tips for making a smooth career transition.
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:30:19 EDTFollowing complaints and protests by participants, several major changes are in store for the J-1 Summer Work Travel program. A memo obtained by the AP says that the U.S. Department of State (DOS) wants to stop abuse of this particular exchange program by restricting the types of jobs in which program sponsors can place participants, among other changes.
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:30:19 EDTRead about how officials from several Catholic colleges are urging their peers to offer financial assistance and resources to help provide undocumented students with an affordable education in this article from Inside Higher Ed. Learn more about state activities related to providing in-state tuition for undocumented students in International Educator magazine.
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:30:19 EDTOn February 1, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Workforce on the topic of expanding opportunities for job creation. He urged Congress to take steps to reform inflexible immigration laws to "better attract highly educated foreign talent and investors."
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:40:19 EDTIs foreign-language learning superfluous in today's world? Read NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Marlene M. Johnson's response to a recent New York Times opinion article by Lawrence Summers, and follow the ongoing debate with educators, writers, and a global executive in "English Is Global, So Why Learn Arabic?," a follow-up feature in The New York Times.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:40:19 EDTThe University of Tokyo is taking steps to change its school calendar so that the academic year starts in the fall instead of the spring, reports The Japan Times. Leaders in Japan have remarked that the move will help Japanese universities compete with universities overseas and advance internationalization.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:40:19 EDTThe number of international branch campuses continues to rise, with universities in the United States leading in terms of percentage and number of campuses abroad, according to a new report from the UK-based Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. Read more in Times Higher Educationand The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:40:19 EDTMarty Tillman, president of Global Career Compass, recently created a new resource on effectively building a network in the field of international education. Tillman discusses why it's important to network, situations best suited for networking, and what he calls "networking competencies." We want to hear from you! What tips and strategies have you developed to build your professional network? Share your thoughts on the NAFSA blog.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:52:19 EDTIn an effort to be competitive, companies in Asia increasingly are sending their employees to Western business schools to secure business degrees and executive MBAs, reports The International Herald Tribune.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:52:18 EDTIn a post on WorldWise, a blog of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Francisco Marmolejo, executive director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration and former NAFSA board member, reflects on two recent meetings devoted to the topic of internationalization of higher education.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:52:17 EDTNAFSA Senior Fellow for Internationalization Madeleine Green notes in a new article that 'the concept of global citizenship is not a new one; it can be traced back to ancient Greece. But the concept and the term seem to have new currency and are now widely used in higher education.'
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:30:23 EDTLatin American students encountering stringent visa regulations for study in the United States are finding plenty of higher education opportunities in Australia, reports Fox News Latino. An initiative calling for easier visa access and more scholarships has caused Latin American student numbers to jump in recent years.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:18:23 EDTOn December 12, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the case challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's anti-immigration law.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:18:15 EDTIndian students increasingly are looking to study in destinations other than the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, according to an analysis in University World News.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:18:11 EDTJoan Dassin, recipient of NAFSA's Marita Houlihan Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of International Education in 2011, discusses successful programs that increase access to higher education for students and scholars in developing countries and strategies that encourage academic success.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:57:19 EDTA survey conducted by Zinch China, a NAFSA Global Partner, found that the majority of Chinese students wanting to study in the United States can afford to do so, but not all of them possess the ability to function in an English-speaking classroom.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:56:48 EDTA new American Council on Education report, Strength through Global Leadership and Engagement: U.S. Higher Education in the 21st Century, says that U.S. colleges and universities must develop an international strategy to be competitive in years to come.
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 07:56:12 EDTNAFSA, Goucher College, and honorary cohost Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) led a policy discussion on the value of study abroad at a Capitol Hill event last week. Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mikulski both spoke passionately about the need for international education. Following the senators' remarks, a panel of distinguished higher education leaders discussed the challenges and innovative solutions they have found to internationalize their campuses.
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:08:44 EDTInternational students and their dependents contributed $20.23 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2010-2011 academic year, according to a new NAFSA report. Download a free report about the value of international students to your state, congressional district, and institution at www.nafsa.org/eis.